Performance appraisal tools represent one of the more controversial elements in the performance management toolbox. One of the most controversial forms of appraisal has been what at General Electric became famously labelled as “Rank and Yank”.
Conduct research describing the “Rank and Yank” appraisal system and then in an essay of between 750 and 1000 words:
- Describe the elements of that appraisal system; and
- Use Step 4 of the 6 Step Ethical Decision Making Process to evaluate “Rank and Yank” as a performance appraisal alternative.